Man Convicted in First Anti-Transsexual "Hate Crime" Murder
A man killed his girlfriend. Murder is a crime, usually punishable with a lifetime in jail. Only in this instance, the girl was transsexual, making this the first ever Anti-Transsexual "Hate Crime" murder. Prepare to witness history, y'all.
So what makes this murder super historical and special? Is it a murder with extra cheese? Here be the details:
Joshua Vallum was given 49 years in prison for the murder of his 17-year-old ex-girlfriend Mercedes Williamson. Vallum pleaded guilty to stabbing and bludgeoning Mercedes after friends learned of their relationship. Transgender-rights advocates say there is an "epidemic of violence" against the minority community.
"Today's sentencing reflects the importance of holding individuals accountable when they commit violent acts against transgender individuals," US Attorney General Sessions said in a written statement.
"The Justice Department will continue its efforts to vindicate the rights of those individuals who are affected by bias motivated crimes," the former Alabama congressman added.
Guy murders his ex-lover? Heinous. That should be a lifetime in jail, at least. Because, as already mentioned, murder is wrong. Be it with a knife, a car, or forcing someone to watch Lena Dunham eating a cake on a toilet. Murder is murder. Wrong is wrong. I feel like this is pretty basic stuff, and if I don't move off the topic soon, you'll get bored.
Vallum's ex-lover being a tranny is irrelevant. He was KNOWINGLY in a relationship with him/her while they were transitioning. The crime of murder doesn't need a footnote because the person was transgender. As if students learning all about murder need an asterisk by this entry: "Man got stabby with girlfriend who was actually boyfriend."
Here's the scary aspect of designating something a hate crime: leftist legal beagles will use this case as a stiletto-strapped foot in the door to pile on charges for any crime committed against someone who claims minority status. In this case, it's irrelevant. Vallum should get life regardless because murder is wrong. But what if someone just holds up a convenience store where the clerk HAPPENS to be trans? Two crimes? Three crimes? Eleventy seven crimes?
What if a wife commits domestic abuse against her husband who then BECOMES a woman? Two crimes? Three crimes? Eleventy EIGHT?
This is the slippery slope we're sliding down without proper lubrication. It burns.